President Muhammadu Buhari said that Nigeria’s number one greatest problem is the spate of insecurity across the country. Buhari made the disclosure while speaking with traditional and religious leaders who visited the Presidential Villa on Thursday, April 21.
Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, April 21, said that one of the country’s biggest challenges is insecurity. Speaking at an Iftar dinner with religious and traditional leaders at the State House, the president said it would be impossible for any responsive government to ignore the roles religious and traditional leaders could play in society. The president has assured that his administration is committed to ending insecurity in Nigeria.
Gistlover reports that while counting on the advice of members of the revered institution towards improved security in Nigeria, the president admitted that the country can only move forward with collaborative efforts.
His words: “Today, insecurity is one of the greatest challenges facing Nigeria’s existence. This administration has invested more resources than any other to tackle insecurity.”
“We have acquired advanced equipment for our armed forces and the police to strengthen their capacity to confront terrorism and banditry. We have made adequate budgetary allocations for security.”
President Buhari also noted that every request made by the security agencies is attended to immediately to ensure the lives and property of the Nigerian people are secured. He said: “The success of our armed and other security forces also depends on intelligence about the activities of bandits and terrorists. Our traditional and religious leaders have a key role to play in terms of improving intelligence gathering about the movement of and activities of criminals in their domain.”